Starting location: PB&J Family Services 1101 Lopez Rd SW in Albuquerque
9:30am-11:00am breakfast and same-day registration
10:45am pre-ride ceremony including blessings for the children, bikes, and ride
11:00am kickstands up - ride to Thunderbird Harley-Davidson (route TBD)
Ending location: Thunderbird Harley-Davidson 5000 Alameda BLVD NE
1:00pm-4:30pm Event rally (food, drinks, music, jumpers for the kids, vendors, and more...)
4:30pm Drawing for the winner of the Harley-Davidson 2011 Blackline Motorcycle raffle
5:00pm Event wrap up and closing ceremonies
conducts their own ride. Some states will have several rides,
but all rides will occur on the same day (June 16th, 2012) and every
third week of June thereafter.
Every ride chooses a 501-C3 (non-profit) in their area to benefit from all the monies raised at their run. PB&J has a 40 year history of preventing child abuse and neglect in New Mexico and are the beneficiaries of the inaugural NM Katelynn Stinnett Memorial Ride.
There are an estimated 1,740 children who die each year from an injury resulting from abuse or neglect. (National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), 2008). The dire question to us all is how many of these deaths are preventable?
PB&J's Executive Director, Susannah Burke says, “Harm to any child can always be avoided.” Katelynn's parents were young and her perpetrator was a friend of the family. “If there was a PB&J in Katelyn’s community, this horror might have been prevented” says Burke.
This is why Thunderbird Harley-Davidson and the Duke City Darlin’s have accepted PB&J’s request to hold a Motorcycle Ride to raise awareness and dollars to prevent child abuse in New Mexico. “Our motto is, Not One More Katelynn Stinnett", says Mike Lovato, of Thunderbird Harley-Davidson.